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iodopsin

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noun io·dop·sin \ˌī-ə-ˈdäp-sən\

Definition of iodopsin

  1. :  a photosensitive violet pigment in the retinal cones that is similar to rhodopsin but more labile, is formed from vitamin A, and is important in daylight vision



Origin and Etymology of iodopsin

iod- (from Greek ioeidēs violet colored) + Greek opsis sight, vision + English -in — more at optic


First Known Use: 1938


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iodopsin

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noun io·dop·sin \ˌī-ə-ˈdäp-sən\

Medical Definition of iodopsin

  1. :  a photosensitive violet pigment in the retinal cones that is similar to rhodopsin but more labile, is formed from vitamin A, and is important in photopic vision




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